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making news in america this morning, "your voice, your vote," the big winners from another important primary day. >> all: kasich, kasich, kasich. >> john kasich playing spoiler. >> i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love you. >> capturing ohio, his first win of the campaign. >> and donald trump showing no sign of slowing down. >> we're going to win, win, win. >> knocking marco rubio out of the race. >> it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever. hillary clinton. tuesday. now? and who's mathematically out of the race but no going anywhere.
with team coverage and analysis. good wednesday morning, everyone. we'll get started with a potentialing turning point in the presidential race. of course, the front-runners who were cementing their status overnight. >> and taking a look at the latest results, democrats, hillary clinton winning in the south, florida and ohio and illinois. >> among the republicans donald trump claiming victory in florida, north carolina and, of course, in illinois but then you had governor john kasich, putting his first win on the board in ohio. we're covering all of it, all the campaigns this morning but let's start with the republicans. a closer look at that devastating loss for marco rubio in florida and nearly 20-point trouncing by trump putting an end to rubio's campaign. >> and in ohio, kasich coming away with a sizable victory. we start there in ohio with abc's david wright. >> reporter: hi, reena and kendis, from john kasich headquarters here in ohio, a
pulling out a win in his home state. we were with him backstage just before he came out. he was shooting hoops and pretty much shooting the moon that he had pulled it off. >> we're down to three, man, i started at 17. i think we'll do fine. i think we're gaining momentum. people are beginning to realize who i am. >> reporter: the polls as late as tuesday showed him neck and neck with trump here. one of the things that may have helped him is the fact that ohio has an open primary. independent voters can choose to vote in the democratic or republican side. we met voters who were democrats who chose to vote in the republican race because they wanted to block donald trump. the fact that kasich has won his home state ensures that he moves forward in this contest. he thinks that his victory is in part to do with his positive campaign. he now is hoping to become the republican standard-bearer for trump.
and to believe that you can bring people together and strengthen our country, i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love you is all i can tell you. i love you. >> reporter: he now moves forward. the next big contest in arizona. kendis, reena. >> all right, quite a big night. thanks to david wright and donald trump strengthening his chances of winning the nomination by taking home the big prize in florida. >> during a victory speech in palm beach he did not mention the violence but addressed the amount of negative ads airing against him. >> i have to say and nobody has ever, ever in the history of politics received the kind of negative advertising that i have. record, record, record. by the way, mostly false, i wouldn't say 100% but about 90%. carson -- >> trump also mentioning someone he's rarely talking about on the
hard to be away from his 9-year-old son barron and his trouncing of marco rubio in florida means one less republican in the race. >> yeah, rubio's campaign ending where it started, 11 months ago. shortly after losing his home state to trump the florida senator announcing he's suspending his presidential bid and says he's concerned for american politics. >> america is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami and we should have seen this coming. while we are on the right side, this year, we not be on the winning side. >> rubio's political future seems uncertain for now his senate term expires in january and he has said he has no plans to run for that seat again. he does have, however, until may to decide. >> and in the democratic race the winner of the night was hillary clinton. her wins in florida and ohio showing her support in key general election battleground states.
clinton in sanders in missouri, less than 2,000 votes. >> clinton was named winner in illinois but it was a close race. abc's cecilia vega covers the clinton campaign. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: reena and kendis, good morning, a huge win for hillary clinton. what happened in this room a complete victory party. she stood on that stage and congratulated senator sanders for waging a vigorous campaign but looking ahead to a general election. >> you voted for our tomorrow to be better than our yesterday. tomorrow where all of us do our part and everyone has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. >> what happened here, she avoid avoided the embarrassment she needed to and wanted tcially in ohio where her campaign thought sanders would win young and white voters but that did not happen and also celebrating the big win in florida.
this state than any other that voted on tuesday. she's now looking ahead to that general election preparing very much to face off against donald trump. >> when we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants and banning all muslims from entering the united states. and when he embraces torture that doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong. >> thank you so much. for bernie sanders, last night was very much about looking ahead. sanders held a rally in phoenix, arizona, where democrats will vote in their primary next tuesday. there's also democratic voting in utah and idaho. the same day. sanders restated his desire to campaign all the way to the democratic convention. he called the political status, quote, broken and said it should not be settled for. >> another big series of primaries are in the books. among the key questions that
>> and we asked abc's political director rick klein for his take. good morning to you, rick. >> reena and kendis, ohio stirred something up that only ohio may be able to settle. that meaning the republican convention over the summer. donald trump a split decision winning a couple of states but losing critical battleground of ohio to john kasich and marco rubio leaving but john kasich likely to emerge as the establishment alternative. when you combine that with ted cruz, you have three moving forward and donald trump is likely to be the person that ends this process with more delegates than anyone else. he is unlikely, though to necessarily have a majority and that means you might have that contested convention, it would be all about ohio so big tests about and big vulnerabilities that reveal themselves around the front-runner. >> thank you so much. we're analyzing the exit polls this morning. they reveal a lot about how voters are feeling about all the candidates. >> abc's lauren lyster has been going through all the data and
lauren, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. first let's talk donald trump. he showed his continued appeal to dissatisfied gop voters getting the majority of support among those angry at the government who favor banning muslims and who say they're falling behind financially. among non-trump supporters, however, republican exit polls show six in ten saying they would seriously consider a third party candidate if trump became the gop's nominee. and more than 40% say they definitely would not support trump in november if that came to be the case. on the other side of the aisle, 68% of voters see hillary clinton as likeliest of defeating donald trump in november. only 29% are feeling the burn in that way when it comes to bernie sanders but in tuesday's contests, more voters find sanders honest and trustworthy, 80% versus 60% for clinton in an area where she has been vulnerable and different from the gop race, the majority of democrats in tuesday's primaries
clinton or sanders was the eventually nominee. reena and kendis. >> all right, lauren, yeah, a lot of information coming out of those exit polls. thank you. >> thank you. stay with abc news for all the election results. we're going to talk live to donald trump later on "good morning america." well, still ahead, big changes happening today for americans and cuban products including including cigars. >> okay, good news. breaking overnight, severe weather spawning tornado, homes leveled. the new video just coming in. plus, shot down. one of the country's biggest
now, there were no serious injuries or fatalities reported, however, but thousands of people are without power after violent storms knocked down trees and power lines. the extreme weather even delayed vote counting in that area for the illinois primary. as you can see here on the radar that storm system is approaching the great lakes. the threat of tornadoes is not as great but there will be very strong winds with gusts of up to 60 miles an hour. well, breaking news from north korea handing down a harsh punishment foran american tourist. 15 years of hard labor. otto warmbier was accused of trying to steal a banner hanging on the wall of his hotel. warmbier is a student at the university of virginia. he said that he took the banner as a trophy for the mother of a friend who wanted to put it up in her church. >> a lot of people will be excited about this. cuba is open for business for u.s. citizens. as of today, the obama administration has all but removed restrictions on travel there and opened the door to
league baseball. that is without having to defect. best of all, for some americans, well, you can now buy cuban cigars and rum overseas and bring them back here so president obama arrives in cuba next sunday. >> that's on my bucket list. i would like to go to cuba. >> i'd like you to bring back rum. health alert. tu guidelines issues for those prescribed highly addictive painkillers. >> a train barreling towards a van, how it ends. because it's the only almondmilk madeaddictive painkillers. >> a train barreling towards a van, how it ends.prescribed highly addictive painkillers. >> a train barreling towards a van, how it ends.of course, if you ask one of our almond growers... there's no maybe about it. almond breeze.
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take a look at this narrow escape in ohio. the driver goes to the side to grab his bag apparently completely unaware a train is approaching. a quick-thinking police officer guides the guy out of the way and just seconds later, boom. the engine demolishes the van. >> well, let's say this. driving should be much less stressful this morning. roads won't get wet in the upper midwest and northeast until this afternoon. the same with showers along the gulf coast. >> if you're flying airport delays likeliest in chicago, minneapolis and detroit. let's update our top story. a potential turning point in the race for the white house. on the democratic side hillary clinton cemented her position as front-runner winning in four states including ohio and florida. among the republicans, donald trump claimed three more victories including florida.
senator marco rubio out of the race. see him there and in ohio in the meantime, governor john kasich won his first victory in his home state. kasich's win makes it a little more difficult for trump to win the republican nomination before the big convention. another major story we're following the expected commuter chaos in the nation's capital. the metro system is closed down for a safety inspection and hundreds of thousands of workers and tourists will look for another way to get around. angry reaction with #metromageddon and others. the former mayor blamed the state environmental regulatory agency and state officials accused federal officials for the contaminated water and the city's former state appointed emergency manager, well, pointed
you had republican lawmakers who blamed federal officials. >> the topic of flint water was never raised in any cabinet meeting. >> epa has a responsibility to the citizens. you have to intervene. >> well, the state's governor rick snyder appears before the committee tomorrow. he's facing calls for his resignation and recall effort. in a first the federal government has erined sweeping guidelines for prescribing painkillers urging doctors to only use the powerful meds in extreme cases and for short periods of time. painkillers such as ox i con continue, percocet and vicodin are now routinely prescribed for common ailments like back pain. the cdc estimates there are 40 endorsements a day from painkillers. all right, well now to some sports. the first two games of this year's march madness tournament are done. >> we get the highlights from espn. good morning. america. he's stan, i'm neil.
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ohio governor john kasich says momentum is on his side after winning his home state's republican primary last night. it was his first victory of the campaign and prevented donald trump from sweeping the night's five contests. after losing to trump in his home state florida senator marco rubio has ended his campaign. as he left the race rubio said the nation's conservative movement should not be built on fear and anger. hillary clinton cemented her front-runner status in the democratic race winning four states including florida and ohio. both clinton and bernie sanders now looking toward next week's three contests in western states. today's weather milder weather returns to the northeast but rain this afternoon, very strong winds in the midwest. it is a morning's top story. last night's political results are potential turning points in the race for the white house. >> as the numbers came in, the candidates addressed their supporters. some loved what they heard and others not so much. >> this is my second home,
a number is incredible. >> i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love you is all i can tell you. i love you. i want you to know something, we're going to go -- we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. i want this crowd here tonight to give a great, a great response to a very, very great, talented and fine united states senator marco rubio for the effort that he has done. [ applause ] >> i want to congratulate marco rubio on having run a really tough campaign. >> after tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side. may god strengthen the republican party. may god strengthen our eventual nominee and may god always bless and strengthen this great nation, the united states of america. thank you and god bless you all.
republican governors, if you are afraid of a free and fair election, get out of politics. get another job. [ cheers and applause ] >> we should be breaking down barrier, not building walls. we're not going to succeed by dividing this country. you know, running for president is hard, but being president is harder. it is the hardest, most important job in the world, and no one person can succeed at the job without seeking and finding common ground to solve the problems we face. if we work together, we can make a real difference in people's lives. >> utah, idaho and arizona next week. >> it does continue and should note on "good morning america" this morning, john kasich and donald trump, live. >> and that's what's making news in america this morning.
everybody. good morning. it's 4:30. the very latest super tuesday pushes frontrunners in each party a little closer toward the presidential nomination. thousands of students in newark will have to be tested after lead is discovered in some schools' drinking water. and temperatures will be mild today, but there could be some rain passing through a little later on. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, march 16th. hump day. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> going to be a great day today. going to have sunshine, going to have a pretty day. temperatures starting out 50 degrees.